Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith has proceeded on approved vacation leave from today.
A media release from the Police Service Commission (PSC) today also advised that Mc Donald Jacob, Deputy Commissioner of Police (ag) will act in the office of the Commissioner of Police for the mentioned period.
The Commissioner was initially supposed to go on vacation from October 1 but postponed it due to the ongoing DSS sou sou investigation.
The announcement of Griffith’s leave came hours after he revealed that he had sanctioned 15 police officers for their role in the $22 million Drugs Sou-Sou (DSS) scandal.
While abroad, it has also been reported by the TTPS in a separate release, that the top Cop will have a medical check-up.
After the PSC’s press release on Friday, announcing Griffith’s vacation, the police issued their own release to say he will be out of the country until October 31 and that while abroad, he will have a check-up.
The police release did not specify what the medical check-up was for.